LADIO Ana Haydee
Uso de recursos herbolarios entre mapuches y criollos de la comunidad campesina de Arroyo Las Minas (Río Negro, Patagonia Argentina)
OCHOA, JUAN; LADIO A H; LOZADA M
BOLETÃN LATINOAMERICANO Y DEL CARIBE DE PLANTAS MEDICINALES Y AROMÃ¡TICAS
SOC FITOQUIMICA LATINOAMERICANA
Lugar: Santiago de Chile; Año: 2010 vol. 9 p. 269 - 276
This work investigates wild medicinal plant use in a rural population of Northwest Patagonia. Arroyo Las Minas population is composed by families with different cultural identitites. Biogeographical origin and differential use between Mapuches and Criollos were focused in this work.. Open and semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 inhabitants. Among the medicinal plants used in this population, native flora was best represented than the exotic one. The Mapuche inhabitants utilized more total richness (particularly native species) of medicinal plants than the Criollos. Cultural identity (i.e. self-recognition as Mapuche) and time of interaction with the local flora seems to influence the present use of the medicinal plants in this population.